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NowSecure #MobSec5 - Week of August 6

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The summer days may have been long but not lazy this week for the security community in Las Vegas. Si
 
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NowSecure #MobSec5
The summer days may have been long but not lazy this week for the security community in Las Vegas. Sin City was the place to be as Black Hat wrapped and DEF CON continues through the weekend.
It’s indeed been a busy week in the world of mobile application security, so let’s get to it. Here are your highlights from this week:
  • Pentagon restricts wearable tech geolocation use by deployed troops
  • Bypassing Google Play makes Fortnite an even bigger boon for hackers
  • Snap removed leaked source code of its iOS Snapchat app from GitHub
  • Google serves up security enhancements in Android 9 Pie
  • West Virginia will pilot mobile voting for troops serving overseas
  • Healthcare IoT programs require hardened cyberdefenses
  • Research shows North Korea malware reuses code
  • Apple says iPhones don’t record while listening for Siri commands
  • And More!

Fitbits and fitness-tracking devices banned for deployed troops | Military Times
Fortnite for Android: How to download mobile app after Epic Games snubs Google Play | The Independent
Snapchat Source Code Leaked and Posted to GitHub | Motherboard
Google Builds New Productivity, Security Features into Android 9 Pie | eWeek
West Virginia to introduce mobile phone voting for midterm elections | CNN
As app and IoT device use rises, so do security concerns | Health Data Management
North Korea reuses code in major hacks, researchers find | CyberScoop
Apple Says iPhones Do Not Listen in on Users | PYMNTS.com
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